Gerald Ford

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Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King Jr.; July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was an American politician who served as the 38th president of the United States from August 1974 to January 1977.wikipedia
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ford attended the University of Michigan and Yale Law School.
Grand Rapids is the childhood home of U.S. President Gerald Ford, who is buried with his wife Betty on the grounds of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in the city.

Death and state funeral of Gerald Ford

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After experiencing a series of health problems, he died at home on December 26, 2006.
On December 26, 2006, Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States, died at his home in Rancho Mirage, California at 6:45 p.m. local time (02:45, December 27, UTC).

1976 United States presidential election

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He narrowly lost the presidential election to the Democratic challenger, former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter.
Democrat Jimmy Carter of Georgia defeated incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford from Michigan.

Richard Nixon

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In December 1973, two months after the resignation of Spiro Agnew, Ford became the first person appointed to the vice presidency under the terms of the 25th Amendment by President Richard Nixon.
After his resignation, he was issued a controversial pardon by his successor, Gerald Ford.

Pardon of Richard Nixon

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In one of his most controversial acts, he granted a presidential pardon to President Richard Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal.
The pardon of Richard Nixon on September 8, 1974, by US President Gerald Ford granted Richard Nixon, Ford's predecessor, a full and unconditional pardon for any crimes that he might have committed against the United States as president.

Jimmy Carter

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He narrowly lost the presidential election to the Democratic challenger, former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter.
In the general election, Carter ran as an outsider and narrowly defeated incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford.

Helsinki Accords

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As president, Ford signed the Helsinki Accords, which marked a move toward détente in the Cold War.
When vice president Gerald R. Ford came into office in August 1974, the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) negotiations had been underway for nearly two years.

Spiro Agnew

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In December 1973, two months after the resignation of Spiro Agnew, Ford became the first person appointed to the vice presidency under the terms of the 25th Amendment by President Richard Nixon.
Nixon replaced him with House Republican leader Gerald Ford.

Leslie Lynch King Sr.

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He was the child of Dorothy Ayer Gardner and Leslie Lynch King Sr., a wool trader.
Leslie Lynch King Sr. (July 25, 1884 – February 18, 1941) was the biological father of U.S. President Gerald Ford.

Watergate scandal

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In one of his most controversial acts, he granted a presidential pardon to President Richard Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal.
On September 8, 1974, Nixon's successor, Gerald Ford, pardoned him.

Michigan Wolverines football

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Ford played center, linebacker, and long snapper for the school's football team and helped the Wolverines to two undefeated seasons and national titles in 1932 and 1933.
Gerald Ford, who later became the 38th President of the United States, started at center and was voted most valuable player by his teammates on the 1934 team.

Michigan's 5th congressional district

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Ford began his political career in 1949 as the U.S. representative from Michigan's 5th congressional district.
Its most notable occupant was Gerald Ford, who in 1974 became the 38th President of the United States upon the resignation of Richard Nixon, at the height of the infamous Watergate Scandal.

1934 Michigan Wolverines football team

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In his senior year of 1934, the team suffered a steep decline and won only one game, but Ford was still the team's star player.
Right tackle Thomas Austin was the team captain, and center Gerald Ford was selected as the most valuable player.

James M. Cannon

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James M. Cannon, a member of the Ford administration, wrote that the separation and divorce of Ford's parents were sparked when, a few days after Ford's birth, Leslie King took a butcher knife and threatened to kill his wife, his infant son, and Ford's nursemaid.
James M. Cannon was a historian, author and former Assistant to the President of the United States for Foreign Affairs during the Gerald Ford administration.

Gerald Rudolff Ford

After living with her parents for two-and-a-half years, Gardner married Gerald Rudolff Ford on February 1, 1916.
Gerald Rudolff Ford (December 9, 1890 – January 26, 1962) was an American businessman, creator of Ford Industries, and Republican politician who was the stepfather of U.S. President Gerald Ford and for whom Ford legally changed his name.

Charles Henry King

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His father was a son of prominent banker Charles Henry King and Martha Alicia King (née Porter).
He was also the paternal grandfather of U.S. President Gerald Ford, who was born in his home in Omaha.

Democratic Party (United States)

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He narrowly lost the presidential election to the Democratic challenger, former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter.
During Nixon's second term, his presidency was rocked by the Watergate scandal, which forced him to resign in 1974, being succeeded by vice president Gerald Ford, who served a brief tenure.

Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens

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Ford was born Leslie Lynch King Jr. on July 14, 1913, at 3202 Woolworth Avenue in Omaha, Nebraska, where his parents lived with his paternal grandparents.
The Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens in Omaha, Nebraska marks the location of the house at 3202 Woolworth Avenue where U.S. President Gerald R. Ford lived for a couple of weeks after his birth in July 1913.

Yale Law School

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Born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ford attended the University of Michigan and Yale Law School.
Yale Law has produced a significant number of luminaries in law and politics, including United States presidents Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton and former U.S. secretary of state and presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.

Vice President of the United States

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Before his accession to the presidency, Ford served as the 40th vice president of the United States from December 1973 to August 1974.
In addition to Tyler, they are Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, Chester A. Arthur, Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Gerald Ford.

Chicago College All-Star Game

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As part of the 1935 Collegiate All-Star football team, Ford played against the Chicago Bears in the Chicago College All-Star Game at Soldier Field.
The following year, in a game that included University of Michigan graduate and future president Gerald Ford, the Bears won 5–0.

Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution

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In December 1973, two months after the resignation of Spiro Agnew, Ford became the first person appointed to the vice presidency under the terms of the 25th Amendment by President Richard Nixon.
On October 12, 1973, following Vice President Spiro Agnew's resignation two days earlier, President Richard Nixon nominated Representative Gerald Ford of Michigan to succeed Agnew as vice president.

President of the United States

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Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King Jr.; July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was an American politician who served as the 38th president of the United States from August 1974 to January 1977.
Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon a month after taking office.

East Grand Rapids, Michigan

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He was raised in Grand Rapids with his three half-brothers from his mother's second marriage: Thomas Gardner "Tom" Ford (1918–1995), Richard Addison "Dick" Ford (1924–2015), and James Francis "Jim" Ford (1927–2001).
In 1974 East Grand Rapids came to national attention as the legal domicile of Gerald R. Ford, 38th President of the United States, although, as a serving Congressman and Vice-President, Ford had, for all practical purposes, resided in the District of Columbia area for the previous twenty-five years.

Betty Ford

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On October 15, 1948, Ford married Elizabeth Bloomer (1918–2011) at Grace Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids; it was his first and only marriage and her second marriage.
Elizabeth Anne Ford (née Bloomer; April 8, 1918 – July 8, 2011) was the First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977, as the wife of President Gerald Ford.